After Palmeiras’ 2-1 victory over Juazeirense, which earned them a place in the round of 16 of the Brazilian Cup (the same result was recorded in the first leg), Abel Ferreira, in a press conference, excluded the selection Brazilian, praised Danilo and made a request to the fans.
“When a player boos, Palmeiras boos. When they applaud a player, they applaud Palmeiras. What I ask is that if at the end of the year they are not satisfied with the coach, he leaves. My work in as a coach is to give them instructions on what to do in each match. On the pitch, everyone is responsible, but the rest is up to me,” the Portuguese coach began by saying.
On Danilo’s call-up to the Brazil national team, Abel Ferreira was emphatic: “It’s proof that the club and I think of ‘us’. If you were to think of Palmeiras, the club hadn’t taken the decision to release the player. The club thought about what is best for the Brazilian team. I’m not the coach of the Brazilian team and I don’t want to be either. I’m too new for that. the picker [Tite] is the one who chooses. You have chosen and we have the players available. is a player [Danilo] exceptional. When we arrived we started betting on him. But his opportunity isn’t just for now, it’s for daily training. My criterion of choice has nothing to do with age, nor whether it is training or a contract, it has to do with daily effort, with the training requirement.